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The Fantastic Four

By Taylor Hourigan

This year Legend’s girls swim team has not one, but four fantastic captains.

Shilo Syddall: Tried out for captain because she was a captain last year, and really enjoyed getting to know all the girls and helping out with the team.

Grade: Senior

Started swimming: When she was eight in summer league, started club at 12.

Began swimming for Legend: Sophomore year

Favorite event: 100 Backstroke

Best time: 1.02.06

Meet she’s excited for: State

How she prepares for a meet: Eats good food, gets lots of sleep, and tries to get stress levels down.

What she does outside of swimming: NHS, Link Crew, and she loves spending time with friends.

 

Lauren Moden: Tried out for captain because she wanted to bring a positive atmosphere to the team and help them learn to be successful this season.

Grade: Junior

Started swimming: At age eight, she started on Phenomenon and them moved to TOPS, both competitive teams.

Began swimming for Legend: Freshman year

Favorite event: 50 freestyle

Best time: 24.27

Meet she’s excited for: The Chaparral meet

How she prepares for a meet: Talks to her friends a lot before races, and also drinks a lot of water.

What she does outside of swimming: She’s always swimming!

 

Lauren Rogers: Tried out for captain because she wanted to help make the team the best it can be. Team bonding, meet prep, and just working with this group of girls is what makes being captain special to her.

Grade: Senior

Started Swimming: Has been competitive swimming for seven years.

Began swimming for Legend: Sophomore year

Favorite event: 100 breast

Best time: 1:17.00

Meet she’s excited for: The Chaparral meet

How she prepares for a meet: She likes to pump up the music! Stretching and drinking lots of water are also very important steps.

What she does outside of swimming: She’s a lifeguard and a nanny, and also enjoys running when she gets the chance. Lauren lives to volunteer.

 

Peyton Cottingham: Tried out for captain because she was a captain last year and loved planning fun team bonding activities for the girls. She also enjoys being someone the girls can look up to and come to for help. For her senior year, she wants to be able to impact the swimmers and make sure they enjoy every moment of the season.

Grade: Senior

Started swimming: Swam for six years, moving between competitive and summer league teams.

Began swimming for Legend: Freshman year

Favorite event: 500 freestyle, 200 IM

Best time: 6:32 for 500 free, 2:44 for IM

Meet she’s excited for: The Ponderosa and Chaparral meets

How she prepares for a meet: She works hard at all her practices and hopes that it will pay off in her meets.

What she does outside of swim team: Cross country, track, NHS, Link Crew, and she is the Senior Class president.